Continuing Dental Education
UNC School of Dentistry
Campus Box 7450
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450
Telephone: (919) 537-3400
Fax: (919) 537-3098
|The Harrelson Lecture 2014: Inflammation and Chronic Diseases of Aging - Your Health and the Health of Your Patients|
|Date:||Friday, October 24, 2014|
|Time:||9:00am - 1:00pm|
|Cost:||Please call the Continuing Dental Education Office.|
For many years physicians and dentists divided up diseases based on which part of the body exhibited dysfunction, pain, or physical abnormalities. In recent years evidence has accumulated showing that many diseases, especially the major chronic diseases of aging, are connected through common biological pathways, such that some diseases may develop together and one disease may influence another. Inflammation is one of the most powerful common pathways and has implications for you and your patients. The good news is that you can modify inflammation to improve your long term health and that of your patients.
The information presented at this educational activity should improve your ability to:
1. Describe the key elements of the future of healthcare.
2. Discuss which patients are more likely to become problem patients.
3. Describe what determines whether an individual over-produces inflammation.
4. Describe 3 ways one can decrease their inflammation levels.
About the Speaker
Dr. Kenneth Kornman